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28 March, 2006

He is the middle order batsman playing for Pakistan national team and he is considered to be one of Pakistan's best batsmen of all-time.

Full name : Inzamam-ul-Haq
Born :March 3, 1970, Multan, Punjab
Current age : 36 years 223 days
Major teams :Pakistan, Asia XI, Faisalabad, ICC World XI, Multan, National Bank of Pakistan, Rawalpindi, United Bank Limited
Batting style : Right-hand bat
Bowling style : Slow left-arm orthodox

Statsguru Test player, ODI player


 Batting and fielding averages
class  mat  inns  no  runs  hs  ave  bf  sr  100  50  4s  6s  ct  st
Tests   113   187   20   8498   329   50.88   15661   54.26   25   44   1073   47   79   0
ODIs   367   341   51   11549   137*   39.82   15475   74.63   10   83         106   0
Twenty20 Int.   1   1   1   11   11*   -   15   73.33   0   0   0   1   0   0
First-class   234   374   55   16337   329   51.21         45   84         165   0
List A   442   416   67   13407   157*   38.41         12   95         120   0
Twenty20   2   2   1   32   21   32.00   37   86.48   0   0         0   0

 Bowling averages
class  mat  balls  runs  wkts  bbi  bbm  ave  econ  sr  4  5  10
Tests   113   9   8   0   -   -   -   5.33   -   0   0   0
ODIs   367   58   64   3   1/0   1/0   21.33   6.62   19.33   0   0   0
Twenty20 Int.   1   0   0   0   -   -   -   -   -   0   0   0
First-class   234   2704   1295   38   5/80      34.07   2.87   71.15      2   0
List A   442   896   740   30   3/18   3/18   24.66   4.95   29.86   0   0   0
Twenty20   2   0   0   0   -   -   -   -   -   0   0   0

 Career statistics
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Test debut  England v Pakistan at Birmingham - Jun 4-8, 1992 scorecard
Last Test  England v Pakistan at The Oval - Aug 17-20, 2006 scorecard
ODI debut  Pakistan v West Indies at Lahore - Nov 22, 1991 scorecard
Last ODI  England v Pakistan at Birmingham - Sep 10, 2006 scorecard
Only Twenty20 Int.  England v Pakistan at Bristol - Aug 28, 2006 scorecard
First-class span  1985/86 - 2006
List A span  1988/89 - 2006
Twenty20 span  2004/05 - 2006


Wisden overview
Inzamam-ul-Haq is a symbiosis of strength and subtlety. Power is no surprise, but sublime touch is remarkable for a man of his bulk. He loathes exercise and often looks a passenger in the field, but with a willow between his palms he is suddenly galvanised. He plays shots all round the wicket, is especially strong off his legs, and unleashes ferocious pulls and lofted drives. Imran Khan rates him the best batsman in the world against pace. Early on he is vulnerable playing across his front pad or groping outside off stump. He uses his feet well to the spinners, although this aggression can be his undoing. Inzi keeps a cool head in a crisis and has succeeded Javed Miandad as Pakistan's premier batsman, but his hapless running between wickets is legendary and most dangerous for his partners. There were no such problems against New Zealand at a boiling Lahore in 2001-02, when Inzamam belted 329, the second-highest Test score by a Pakistani and the tenth-highest by anyone. However, he was then dogged by poor form, scoring just 16 runs in Pakistan's ill-fated World Cup campaign in 2003. He was dropped from the team briefly, but then roared back to form, scoring a magnificent unbeaten 138 and guiding Pakistan to a thrilling one-wicket win against Bangladesh at Multan. He was rewarded with the captaincy of the team, and despite leading them to victory in the Test series in New Zealand, question-marks about his leadership qualities surfaced when Pakistan were beaten in both the Test series and the one-dayers against India. But the selectors persevered with him and this bore results when he took a team thin on bowling resources to India and drew the Test series with a rousing performance in the final Test, Inzamam's 100th. After scoring a magnificent 184, Inzamam led the team astutely on a tense final day and took Pakistan to victory. Since that day, Inzamam has gone from strength to strength as captain and premier batsman. By scoring a hundred against West Indies in June 2005, he kept up a remarkable record of matchwinning centuries, amongt the best of modern-day batsmen. A magnificent year ended with Inzamam leading his team to triumph over Ashes-winning England; personally the series was arguably his best ever. He never failed to make a fifty, scored twin centuries at Faisalabad for the first time, going past Miandad as Pakistan's leading century-maker and joining him as only the second Pakistani with 8000 Test runs. As captain, he never looked more a leader, uniting a young, inexperienced team and turning them, once again, into a force to matter globally. The turn of the year brought contemplation; he missed the Test victory over India at Karachi with a persistent back injury. The subsequent ODI thrashing also raised concerns about Inzamam as ODI captain, none of which were entirely wiped away during ODI and Test wins in Sri Lanka. Pakistan were then beaten comprehensively in the Test series in England though all was forgotten - including Inzamam's own poor form - by events at The Oval. There, Inzamam, astonishingly for a man perceived as so insouciant, became the most controversial figure in cricket for a week, leading his side off the field in protest at charges of ball tampering made by umpires Billy Doctrove and Darrell Hair. They refused to come out at first, then delayed the start before eventually forfeiting the Test, the first time in the history of the game. In Pakistan, he became a national hero, saviour of a country's pride and honour. Though nobody is saying it just yet, the World Cup 2007 is likely to be his last act.

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